ILCE P H O T O G R A P H Y

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(ILCE = Interchangeable Lens Camera with E-mount)

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Don't ask because I don't know what they are, apart from of course the Squirrel and Heron and Cygnets, as I was getting in some manual focus practice with my Samyang 300mm/f6.3 Reflex (Mirror) lens under varying lighting conditions. From what I had read about animal photography, you have to get the eye/eye's in focus which is what I tried for. With the lens having a very fine line between an image being in or out of focus, depending on its position I could get an eye in focus but the tip of the beak or body could be out of focus. I tried a bit of Macro photography on some flowers but had to stand about 10ft away to get them in focus and fill the frame. Just to complicate matters a bit more, there isn't in-camera or lens stabilisation. Ahhh the good old day's. As per usual with a catadioptric lens, characteristic doughnut-shape bokeh(blur) can appear in defocused areas of the image. Not to every ones taste I know.

Equipment Used:  Sony Alpha A6300 Compact Systems Camera with a Samyang 300mm f6.3 Reflex ED UMC CS lens

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